Chiaki Nagao’s Final Performance

August 3, 2007 at 3:46 pm (Artist's News, Company News, Tour News)

 Last season we announced Chiaki Nagao’s retirement after more than 16 years with the Company. We’re please to say that she is back training with the Company to prepare for her final appearances as Juliet at selected performances of Romeo & Juliet in Nottingham and Bradford. She is also helping to rehearse the children performing with NBT in The Nutcracker. Chiaki’s final performance with NBT will be as Juliet in Romeo & Juliet, on Saturday 27 October 2007 at the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford, in an evening dedicated to celebrating her career. For booking information click here.

“I have received such great support from NBT’s audiences over the years, it makes it so difficult to stop. I will miss it greatly but I have decided to leave NBT on a high, while I am still enjoying every aspect of life with the Company.”

Chiaki Nagao

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Building Project Statement – 03/08/07

August 3, 2007 at 2:26 pm (Company News, Fundraising)

New Building Project:

 We were very disappointed that for various reasons it became impossible for us to continue working with Rushbond to develop a new purpose-built home for NBT and Phoenix Dance Theatre in the centre of Leeds.

We are extremely grateful to Leeds City Council who have reviewed the delivery options and agreed to take responsibility for the development. This includes an additional injection of £3M of funding and Project Management provided by the Council. This increases the Council’s contribution to more than £7M.

£3.5M will come from Arts Council England through Lottery funding and the balance of the £11.675M estimated cost will come from NBT and PDT fundraising. A major appeal will be launched shortly.

The City Council’s strategic design alliance has started work on the design of the new building which will be located on Quarry Hill.

Further details will be added to the website as the project develops in the coming months…  Update available here.

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